The Andersonville Prison has been viewed as the most notorious prison during the Civil War for how its Union prisoners were treated. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined there, according to the National Park Service, which adds that "of these, almost 13,000 died." Get a sense of prison life at Andersonville National Historic Site when a living history program is offered March 11-12.
Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia invites you to remember and honor the country's military veterans during the winter season by participating in the park's Wreaths Across America program on December 17 at noon.
From peanuts to the presidency of the United States is not something many folks can put on their resume. In fact, Jimmy Carter is probably the only one who can.
Looking for something to do in the National Park System in November and December? Check out this listing of activities, from Andersonville National Historic Site to Yoemite National Park.
Though Andersonville National Historic site in Georgia rose up around a Civil War-era prisoner of war camp, it also holds the National Prisoner of War Museum and is the only site in the National Park System that serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. As such, it will welcome the longest-held American POW from the Vietnam War on January 18 to discuss his recent biography.
Andersonville National Historic Site is a sad reminder of the Civil War. It's so well interpreted, it's been called the South's Holocaust Museum.
Military prisons during the Civil War were horrifying places during the daylight hours, and even more so at night. You can gain some insights into the conditions during a special "Night Museum" program coming to Andersonville National Historic Site next month.
Andersonville National Historic Site will be just one of many cemeteries across the country to remember and honor military veterans past and present by participating in the Wreaths Across America program.
Through the course of the next five years the National Park Service will be rolling out a series of programs to both help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and highlight its impact on the Civil Rights movement in this country.